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Education & Workforce Development

Companies in the Youngstown-Warren area consistently need an educated and qualified workforce in order to grow and thrive in the Mahoning Valley.  The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Education & Workforce Development department collaborates with companies, local educational institutions and local employment agencies in order to create dialog and strategies for addressing employer workforce needs. 


The division provides the following services to accomplish its goals:

JobsNow Workforce Initiative

The JobsNow Workforce Initiative was created to help close the gap between the demand for skilled labor and the supply of workforce-ready employees in the Valley. Skilled employees are needed to meet the growing demand for manufacturing, communications and energy jobs in the region.

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Community Connectors

Community Connectors is a collaborative effort aimed at making students in 11th and 12th grades in the Youngstown and Warren city school districts workforce ready by matching them with jobs and mentors and providing job shadowing, internship and externship opportunities, all within the local business community.

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